2020 AFDCS Anniversary Drive

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Sixty-five years ago, on October 15, 1955, the AFDCS was founded in New York City.

We celebrate this milestone in the midst of major change for the AFDCS. As you've read in the recent special issue of
First Days, Executive Secretary Doug Kelsey passed away on July 28 and First Days Editor Al Starkweather suffered a stroke on August 4 and has been hospitalized since. We are in the final stages of hiring a new Executive Secretary and an Interim Editor for First Days. Announcements will be made shortly.

In spite of these setbacks, the AFDCS remains healthy and is gaining new members, especially as the result of the Virtual Stamp Show. And we are in better shape financially than in recent years. Even so, dues alone do not cover all our expenses. We especially need startup money for new services and products outside our budget.

Once again, we are holding an anniversary fundraiser. We suggest a donation of $19.55 (in honor of the year we were founded) or $65.00 for our 65th anniversary.

You can make your donation below (we now also accept PayPal) or by USPS mail by sending a check payable to AFDCS to AFDCS, Box 44, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701-0044. All donations this year will go to the AFDCS Endowment Fund for future new services and products. All donations will be acknowledged and donors will receive a souvenir 65th anniversary cover.

THANK YOU for your support!

Donate $65, in recognition of our 65th anniversary

Donate $19.55, in recognition of our 1955 founding year

Donate other amount of your choosing

Amount: $

Our thanks to these 2020 anniversary donors!

Salvatore Abatiello
Michael Almond
Karen Ashlin in memory of her father, Lee Howard
Dave Bennett
B. Douglas Bruce Jr.
Keith Bystrom
Douglas Cobb
Kevin Colton
Basil Copeland
Gill Daoust
Steve Delaney
Lloyd de Vries
David Dresdner
Scott English
Mark Gareb
Dennis Gelvin
Mark Goodson
Tamsie Goyer
Eugene Grecheck
David Hansen
Jeffrey Hayward
Jerry Katz
William Keleher
Ronald Klimley
Randy Kohler
A. Francis Kohut
Mark Koozer
Jerrold Krasny
Michael Lake
Patrick Larkin
Raymond Lattof
W. Scott Leigh
Michael Litvak
David Lorms
D.A. Lux
William Marx
Bruce Mattheiss
Peter R. McClure
Foster Miller
Kari Murata
Ralph Nafziger
Larry Nix
Neal Parr
Carol Peluso
David Peterman
Al Raddi
Les Rosen
Cynthia Scott
Dorothy Sigona
Henry Squillante
Carl Swain
Otto Thamasett
Harry Themal
Mark Thompson
Kevin Tucker
Stephen Walsh
Patricia Walters
Alan Warren
Norman Way
Dave Whittle
David Zubatsky
Robert C. Graebner Chapter 17
Claude C. Ries Chapter 48
Fred C. Sawyer North Texas Chapter 56

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